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2009 Research Publications

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Abulafia DP, de R, V, Lozano JD, Lotocki G, Keane RW, Dietrich WD (2009) Inhibition of the inflammasome complex reduces the inflammatory response after thromboembolic stroke in mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 29:534-544.

Alexander MS, Brackett NL, Bodner D, Elliott S, Jackson A, Sonksen J (2009) Measurement of sexual functioning after spinal cord injury: preferred instruments. J Spinal Cord Med 32:226-236.

Alexander MS, Biering-Sorensen F, Bodner D, Brackett NL, Cardenas D, et al. (2009) International standards to document remaining autonomic function after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 47:36-43.

Arvanian VL, Schnell L, Lou L, Golshani R, Hunanyan A, Arko G, Pearse DD, Robinson JK, Schwab ME, Fawcett JW, Mendell LM (2009) Chronic spinal hemisection in rats induces a progressive decline in transmission in uninjured fibers to motoneurons. Experimental Neurology 216:471-480.

Atkins CM, Falo MC, Alonso OF, Bramlett HM, Dietrich WD (2009) Deficits in ERK and CREB activation in the hippocampus after traumatic brain injury. Neurosci Lett 459:52-56.

Benglis D, Levi AD (In press) Robotics, FES, brain-computer interfaces, locomotor training strategies. In Management of spine and spinal cord trauma: an evidence based analysis. (eds. Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Dvorak M) Thieme medical publishers, Inc. Chapter 55.

Benglis DM, Vanni S, Levi AD (2009) An anatomical study of the lumbosacral plexus as related to the minimally invasive transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine. J Neurosurg Spine 10:139-144.

Bigford GE, Alonso OF, Dietrich WD, Keane RW (2009) A Novel Protein Complex In Membrane Rafts Linking The Nr2b Glutamate Receptor And Autophagy Is Disrupted Following Traumatic Brain Injury.J. Neurotrauma. 26:703–720.

Blight A, Curt A, Ditunno JF, Dobkin B, Ellaway P, Fawcett J, Fehlings M, Grossman RG, Lammertse DP, Privat A, Steeves J, Tuszynski M, Kalichman M, Guest JD (2009) Position statement on the sale of unproven cellular therapies for spinal cord injury: the international campaign for cures of spinal cord injury paralysis. Spinal Cord 47:713-714.

Bono M, Schoenfeld A, Rampersaud R, Levi AD, Grauer J, Arnold P, Fehlings MG, Dvorak M, Vaccaro AR (In press) The reproducibility of radiographic measurements for subaxial cervical spine trauma, Spine J.

Brackett NL, Ohl DA, Sønksen J, Lynne CM (2009) Abnormalities of ejaculation. In: Infertility in the Male, 4th edition, L Lipshultz, S Howards C. Niederberger (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 454-473.

Brambilla R, Hurtado A, Persaud T, Esham K, Pearse DD, Oudega M, Bethea JR (2009) Transgenic inhibition of astroglial NF-kappa B leads to increased axonal sparing and sprouting following spinal cord injury. J Neurochem 110:765-778.

Brambilla R, Persaud T, Hu X, Karmally S, Shestopalov VI, Dvoriantchikova G, Ivanov D, Nathanson L, Barnum SR, Bethea JR (2009) Transgenic inhibition of astroglial NF-kappa B improves functional outcome in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by suppressing chronic central nervous system inflammation. J Immunol 182:2628-2640.

Bramlett HM, Furones-Alonso O, Lotocki G, Rodriguez-Paez A, Sanchez-Molano J, Keane RW (2009) Sex differences in XIAP cleavage after traumatic brain injury in the rat. Neurosci Lett 461:49-53.

Bullock MR (2009) Editorial. J Neurosurg. Published online October 23, DOI: 10.3171/2009.8.JNS091108.

Bunge MB, Wood PM (In press) Realizing the maximum potential of Schwann cells to promote recovery from spinal cord injury. Chapter 34 in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Spinal Cord Trauma, 3rd Edition (J Verhaagan, JW McDonald, Eds), Elsevier, N.Y.

Calancie B, Madsen PW, Wood P, Marcillo AE, Levi AD, Bunge RP (2009) A guidance channel seeded with autologous Schwann cells for repair of cauda equina injury in a primate model. J Spinal Cord Med 32:379-388.

Cardenas DD, Hoffman JM (2009) Hydrophilic catheters versus noncoated catheters for reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1668-1671.

Cardenas DD, Felix ER (2009) Pain after spinal cord injury: a review of classification, treatment approaches, and treatment assessment. PM R 1:1077-1090.

Cowan RE, Malone LA, Nash MS (2009) EXERCISE is Medicine©: Exercise Prescription after SCI to Manage CVD Risk Factors. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 14:69-83.

Cowan RE, Nash MS, Collinger JL, Koontz AM, Boninger ML (2009) Impact of surface type, wheelchair weight, and axle position on wheelchair propulsion by novice older adults. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1076-1083.

Cruz-Almeida Y, Felix ER, Martinez-Arizala A, Widerstrom-Noga EG (2009) Pain symptom profiles in persons with spinal cord injury. Pain Med 10:1246-1259.

Cruz-Almeida Y, Alameda G, Widerstrom-Noga EG (2009) Differentiation between pain-related interference and interference caused by the functional impairments of spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 47:390-395.

de Rivero Vaccari JP, Lotocki G, Alonso OF, Bramlett HM, Dietrich WD, Keane RW (2009) Therapeutic neutralization of the NLRP1 inflammasome reduces the innate immune response and improves histopathology after traumatic brain injury. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 29:1251-1261.

de Rivero Vaccari JP, Marcillo A, Nonner D, Dietrich WD, Keane RW (2009) Neuroprotective effects of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) treatment after spinal cord injury. Neurosci Lett 465:226-229. Dietrich WD (2009) A tribute to Dr. Hubert L. Rosomoff: a pioneer in treatment of pain and use of hypothermia. J Neurotrauma 26:299-300.

Dietrich WD, Bullock MR, Kochanek PM (2009) Hypothermic therapies targeting brain and spinal cord injury. Introduction. J Neurotrauma 26:297-298.

Dietrich WD, Atkins CM, Bramlett HM (2009) Protection in animal models of brain and spinal cord injury with mild to moderate hypothermia. J Neurotrauma 26:301-312.

Dietrich WD, III (2009) Therapeutic hypothermia for spinal cord injury. Crit Care Med 37:S238-S242.

Dvoriantchikova G, Barakat D, Brambilla R, Agudelo C, Hernandez E, Bethea JR, Shestopalov VI, Ivanov D (2009) Inactivation of astroglial NF-kappaB promotes survival of retinal neurons following ischemic injury. Eur J Neurosci 30:175-185.

Farhat HI, Hood B, Bullock MR (2009) A tangential gunshot wound to the head: Case report and review of the literature. J Emerg Med. Published online December 21, DOI:10.1016/J.JEMERMED.2009.10.015

Felix ER, Widerstrom-Noga EG (2009) Reliability and validity of quantitative sensory testing in persons with spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:69-83.

Field-Fote EC (2009) Affirming the fundamentals in an age of high-tech rehabilitation. J Neurol Phys Ther 33:127-128. Field-Fote EC (2009) Editor’s note: the power of words. . J Neurol Phys Ther 33:67.

Fortun J, Hill CE, Bunge MB (2009) Combinatorial strategies with Schwann cell transplantation to improve repair of the injured spinal cord. Neurosci Lett 456:124-132.

Fouad K, Ghosh M, Vavrek R, Tse AD, Pearse DD (2009) Dose and chemical modification considerations for continuous cyclic AMP analog delivery to the injured CNS. J Neurotrauma 26:733-740.

Fouad K, Pearse DD, Tetzlaff W, Vavrek R(2009) Transplantation and repair: combined cell implantation and chondroitinase delivery prevents deterioration of bladder function in rats with complete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 47:727-732.
Furmanski O, Gajavelli S, Lee JW, Collado ME, Jergova S, Sagen J (2009) Combined extrinsic and intrinsic manipulations exert complementary neuronal enrichment in embryonic rat neural precursor cultures: an in vitro and in vivo analysis. J Comp Neurol 515:56-71.

Furne C, Ricard J, Cabrera JR, Pays L, Bethea JR, Mehlen P, Liebl DJ (2009) EphrinB3 is an anti-apoptotic ligand that inhibits the dependence receptor functions of EphA4 receptors during adult neurogenesis. Biochim Biophys Acta 1793:231-238.

Gonzalez-Brito MR, Bixby JL (2009) Protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type O regulates development and function of the sensory nervous system. Mol Cell Neurosci 42:458-465.

Groah SL, Nash MS, Ljungberg IH, Libin A, Hamm LF, Ward E, Burns PA, Enfield G (2009) Nutrient intake and body habitus after spinal cord injury: an analysis by sex and level of injury. J Spinal Cord Med 32:25-33.

Grumbles RM, Sesodia S, Wood PM, Thomas CK (2009) Neurotrophic factors improve motoneuron survival and function of muscle reinnervated by embryonic neurons. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 68:736-746.

Hama A, Sagen J (2009) Sustained antinociceptive effect of cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 over time in rat model of neuropathic spinal cord injury pain. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:135-143.

Hama A, Sagen J (2009)Antinociceptive effects of the marine snail peptides conantokin-G and conotoxin MVIIA alone and in combination in rat models of pain. Neuropharmacology 56:556-563.

Hama AT, Sagen J (2009) Cannabinoid receptor-mediated antinociception with acetaminophen drug combinations in rats with neuropathic spinal cord injury pain. Neuropharmacology. December 24, doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2009.12.010.

Harper MM, Adamson L, Blits B, Bunge MB, Grozdanic SD, Sakaguchi DS (2009) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor released from engineered mesenchymal stem cells attenuates glutamate- and hydrogen peroxide-mediated death of staurosporine-differentiated RGC-5 cells. Exp Eye Res 89:538-548.

Hartings JA, Strong AJ, Fabricius M, Manning A, Bhatia R, Dreier JP, Mazzeo AT, Tortella FC, Bullock MR (2009) Spreading depolarizations and late secondary insults after traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 26:1857-1866.

Hentall ID, Burns SB (2009) Restorative effects of stimulating medullary raphe after spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:109-122.

Hood B, Levene HB, Levi AD (2009)Transplantation of autologous Schwann cells for the repair of segmental peripheral nerve defects. Neurosurg Focus 26:E4.

Hotz G, de Marcilla AG, Lutfi K, Kennedy A, Castellon P, Duncan R. (2009)The WalkSafe Program: developing and evaluating the educational component. J Trauma 66(3 Suppl):S3-9.

Hotz G, Helm-Estabrooks N, Wolf Nelson N, Plante E (2009) The Pediatric Test of Brain Injury: Development and Interpretation. 29:207-223.

Hotz G, Kennedy A, Lutfi K, Cohn SM. (2009) Preventing pediatric pedestrian injuries. J Trauma 66:1492-1499.

Hower AE, Beltran PJ, Bixby JL (2009) Dimerization of tyrosine phosphatase PTPRO decreases its activity and ability to inactivate TrkC. J Neurochem 110:1635-1647.

Huang T, Solano J, He D, Loutfi M, Dietrich WD, Kuluz JW (2009) Traumatic injury activates MAP kinases in astrocytes: mechanisms of hypothermia and hyperthermia. J Neurotrauma 26:1535-1545.

Ibrahim E, Brackett NL, Aballa TC, Lynne CM (2009) Safety of a novel treatment to improve sperm motility in men with spinal cord injury. Fertil Steril 91:1411-1413.

Iremashvili VV, Brackett NL, Ibrahim E, Aballa TC, Lynne CM (In press) A minority of men with spinal cord injury have normal semen quality. Can we learn from them? A case-control study. Urol.

Jensen MP, Widerstrom-Noga E, Richards JS, Finnerup NB, Biering-Sorensen F, Cardenas DD (2009) Reliability and validity of the International Spinal Cord Injury Basic Pain Data Set items as self-report measures. Spinal Cord. September 29, DOI:10.1038/sc.2009.112.

Jensen MP, Barber J, Romano JM, Hanley MA, Raichle KA, Molton IR, Engel JM, Osborne TL, Stoelb BL, Cardenas DD, Patterson DR (2009) Effects of self-hypnosis training and EMG biofeedback relaxation training on chronic pain in persons with spinal-cord injury. Int J Clin Exp Hypn 57:239-268.

Kirschner DA, Avila RL, Gamez Sazo RE, Luoma A, Enzmann GU, Agrawal D, Inouye H, Bunge MB, Kocsis J, Peters A, Whittemore SR (2009) Rapid assessment of internodal myelin integrity in central nervous system tissue. J Neurosci Res. September 30, DOI: 10.1002/jnr.22241.

Krajacic A, Ghosh M, Puentes R, Pearse DD, Fouad K (2009) Advantages of delaying the onset of rehabilitative reaching training in rats with incomplete spinal cord injury. Eur J Neurosci 29:641-651.

Levene H, Nimmigada A, Levi AD (In press) An unusual case of foot drop. Anterior lumbar disc herniation mimicking a nerve sheath tumor. Neurosurgery.

Levi AD, Green BA, Wang MY, Dietrich WD, Brindle T, Vanni S, Casella G, Elhammady G, Jagid J (2009) Clinical application of modest hypothermia after spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma 26:407-415.

Lo TP, Jr., Cho KS, Garg MS, Lynch MP, Marcillo AE, Koivisto DL, Stagg M, Abril RM, Patel S, Dietrich WD, Pearse DD (2009) Systemic hypothermia improves histological and functional outcome after cervical spinal cord contusion in rats. J Comp Neurol 514:433-448.

Lotocki G, de Rivero Vaccari JP, Perez ER, Sanchez-Molano J, Furones-Alonso O, Bramlett HM, Dietrich WD (2009) Alterations in blood-brain barrier permeability to large and small molecules and leukocyte accumulation after traumatic brain injury: effects of post-traumatic hypothermia. J Neurotrauma 26:1123-1134.

Marion D, Bullock MR (2009)Current and future role of therapeutic hypothermia. J Neurotrauma 26:455-67.

Massa LM, Hoffman JM, Cardenas DD (2009) Validity, accuracy, and predictive value of urinary tract infection signs and symptoms in individuals with spinal cord injury on intermittent catheterization. J Spinal Cord Med 32:568-573.

Mazzeo AT, Brophy GM, Gilman CB, Alves OL, Robles JR, Hayes RL, Povlishock JT, Bullock MR (2009) Safety and tolerability of cyclosporin a in severe traumatic brain injury patients: results from a prospective randomized trial. J Neurotrauma 26:2195-2206.

Mazzeo AT, Beat A, Singh A, Bullock MR (2009) The role of mitochondrial transition pore, and its modulation, in traumatic brain injury and delayed neurodegeneration after TBI. Exp Neurol 218:363-370.

McCluggage LK, Voils SA, Bullock MR (2009) Phenytoin toxicity due to genetic polymorphism. Neurocrit Care 10:222-224.

Molton IR, Stoelb BL, Jensen MP, Ehde DM, Raichle KA, Cardenas DD (2009) Psychosocial factors and adjustment to chronic pain in spinal cord injury: replication and cross-validation. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:31-42.

Monje PV, Rendon S, Athauda G, Bates M, Wood PM, Bunge MB (2009) Non-antagonistic relationship between mitogenic factors and cAMP in adult Schwann cell re-differentiation. Glia 57:947-961.

Moore DL, Blackmore MG, Hu Y, Kaestner KH, Bixby JL, Lemmon VP, Goldberg JL (2009) KLF family members regulate intrinsic axon regeneration ability. Science 326:298-301.

Nash MS (2009) Cardiovascular Disease after SCI. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 14:vi-vii.

Nash, M.S. Cardiovascular Health and Exercise Prescription. (2009) In: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, E. Field-Fote (Ed.), pp. 411-27. Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation (S.L.Wolf, Series Editor). F.A. Davis, Co., Philadelphia, PA.

Nash MS, Dyson-Hudson T (2009) Guideline-Driven Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risks after SCI Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 14:32-45.

Nash MS, Mendez AJ (2009) Non-Fasting Lipemia and Inflammation as Cardiovascular Disease Risks after SCI.Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 14:32-45.

Ness LL, Field-Fote EC (2009) Whole-body vibration improves walking function in individuals with spinal cord injury: a pilot study. Gait Posture 30:436-440.

Ness LL, Field-Fote EC (2009)Effect of whole-body vibration on quadriceps spasticity in individuals with spastic hypertonia due to spinal cord injury. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2009;27:621-631.

Noga BR, Johnson DM, Riesgo MI, Pinzon A (2009)Locomotor-activated neurons of the cat. I. Serotonergic innervation and co-localization of 5-HT7, 5-HT2A, and 5-HT1A receptors in the thoraco-lumbar spinal cord. J Neurophysiol 102:1560-1576.

Nooijen CF, Ter HN, Field-Fote EC (2009) Gait quality is improved by locomotor training in individuals with SCI regardless of training approach. J Neuroeng Rehabil 6:36.

Ohl DA, Quallich SA, Sonksen J, Brackett NL, Lynne CM (2009) Anejaculation: an electrifying approach. Semin Reprod Med 27:179-185.

Ohl DA, Quallich SA, Sonksen J, Brackett NL, Lynne CM (In press) Ejaculation induction procedures: penile vibratory stimulation and electroejaculation. In: Glenn’s Urologic Surgery, 7th edition. SD Graham, TE Keane, JF Glenn (eds). Macmillan Publishers, Beverly, MA.

Padayachy LC, Figaji AA, Bullock MR (2009) Intracranial pressure monitoring for traumatic brain injury in the modern era. Childs Nerv Syst. November 24, DOI 10.1007/s00381-009-1034-0.

Raffa SJ, Benglis DM, Levi AD (2009)Treatment of a persistent iatrogenic cerebrospinal fluid-pleural fistula with a cadaveric dural-pleural graft. Spine J 9:e25-e29.

Raval AP, Saul I, Dave KR, DeFazio RA, Perez-Pinzon MA, Bramlett H. (2009) Pretreatment with a single estradiol-17beta bolus activates cyclic-AMP response element binding protein and protects CA1 neurons against global cerebral ischemia. Neuroscience 160:307-318.

Richardson RM, Singh A, Sun D, Fillmore HL, Dietrich DW, Bullock MR (2009) Stem cell biology in traumatic brain injury: effects of injury and strategies for repair. J Neurosurg. June 5, DOI: 10.3171/2009.4.JNS081087.

Sun D, Bullock MR, McGinn MJ, Zhou Z, Altememi N, Hagood S, Hamm R, Colello RJ (2009) Basic fibroblast growth factor-enhanced neurogenesis contributes to cognitive recovery in rats following traumatic brain injury. Exp Neurol 216:56-65.

Tapanes-Castillo A, Weaver EJ, Smith RP, Kamei Y, Caspary T, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Slifer SH, Martin ER, Bixby JL, Lemmon VP (2009) A modifier locus on chromosome 5 contributes to L1 cell adhesion molecule X-linked hydrocephalus in mice. Neurogenetics. June 30, DOI 10.1007/s10048-009-0203-3.

Tolias CM, Kumaria A, Bullock MR (2009) Hyperoxia and traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg 110:607-609.

Tran ND, Kim S, Vincent HK, Rodriguez A, Hinton DR, Bullock MR, Young HF (2009) Aquaporin-1-mediated cerebral edema following traumatic brain injury: effects of acidosis and corticosteroid administration. J Neurosurg. September 4, DOI: 10.3171/2009.8.JNS081704.

Truettner JS, Hu K, Liu CL, Dietrich WD, Hu B (2009) Subcellular stress response and induction of molecular chaperones and folding proteins after transient global ischemia in rats. Brain Res 1249:9-18.

Wang MY, Levi AD (In press) Minimally invasive cervical fusion. In Cervical Spine Surgery: Current trends and challenges, 1st Edition Eds: Mummanemi P, Kanter A, Wang M, Haid R. Quality Medical Publishing Inc, St. Louis, MO. Chapter 28.

Wang MY, Levi AD (In press) Minimally invasive surgery to treat cervical spine trauma. In Cervical Spine Surgery: Current trends and challenges, 1st Edition Eds: Mummanemi P, Kanter A, Wang M, Haid R. Quality Medical Publishing Inc, St. Louis, MO. Chapter 32.

Widerstrom-Noga EG, Cruz-Almeida Y, Felix ER, Adcock JP (2009) Relationship between pain characteristics and pain adaptation type in persons with SCI. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:43-56.

Widerstrom-Noga EG, Finnerup NB, Siddall PJ (2009) Biopsychosocial perspective on a mechanisms-based approach to assessment and treatment of pain following spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:1-12.

Widerstrom-Noga EG (2009) Pain: a multidimensional problem of national priority. J Rehabil Res Dev 46:vii-vix.

Widerström-Noga EG (2009) In Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Pain Sources and Management. Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation, Edelle Field Foote (Eds), FA Davis, Philadelphia, PA.

Widerström-Noga E, Finlayson M (In press) Aging with a disability: Physical impairment, pain and fatigue. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Elsevier.

Winslow J, Dididze M, Thomas CK (2009) Automatic classification of motor unit potentials in surface EMG recorded from thenar muscles paralyzed by spinal cord injury. J Neurosci Methods 185:165-177.

Yeaney NK, He M, Tang N, Malouf AT, O’Riordan MA, Lemmon V, Bearer CF (2009) Ethanol inhibits L1 cell adhesion molecule tyrosine phosphorylation and dephosphorylation and activation of pp60(src). J Neurochem 110:779-790.

Ziai WC, Torbey MT, Naff NJ, Williams MA, Bullock R, Marmarou A, Tuhrim S, Schmutzhard E, Pfausler B, Hanley DF.(2009) Frequency of sustained intracranial pressure elevation during treatment of severe intraventricular hemorrhage. Cerebrovasc Dis. 27:403-10.